Disqualified driver ‘six times over the limit’ at time of crash: police

A MAN banned from our roads for drink driving has allegedly blown more than six times the legal alcohol limit after crashing a car in Sydney’s north-west.

The 43-year-old allegedly lost control of a Holden Commodore and collided with another car on Garfield Road East at Riverstone just after 6pm last night.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the smash but the man was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.


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He was taken to the local police station where allegedly returned an official breath analysis reading of 0.337 – more than six times the legal limit.

It was also revealed the man wasn’t supposed to be driving in the first place, after his license had been disqualified following a previous drink driving offence.

The 43-year-old was charged with high-range drink driving – second offence, and driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.

He was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear before Blacktown Local Court today.

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